Southern Circuit Screening: Man Made
October 21, 2018 @ Cine, 7PM

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the film Man Made with filmmaker T Cooper as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Cine on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7:00PM. Following the screening of the film, Cooper will participate in a discussion with the audience and panel from GLOBES, The University of Georgia’s LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Organization.

Man Made is an intimate character-driven film that takes us into the heart of the transgender male bodybuilding world, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. While being a riveting competition film, Man Made also offers a unique social justice narrative that speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.

“I was inspired to pick up a camera after hearing about Trans FitCon, shortly after moving to Atlanta four years ago, “ recalls filmmaker T Cooper. “It became immediately apparent that their stories needed somehow to live and breathe on a screen—especially during this particular cultural and political moment.”

For the men of Man Made, it’s not about winning; it’s about being seen. Sharing a background with the film’s subjects, Cooper shares an intimate perspective. “Because Man Made is unabashedly trans-made,” continues Cooper, “it offers unique and relevant transgender stories that emerge from the inside out, as opposed to from the outside looking in.”

BEST DOCUMENTARY WINNER: Atlanta Film Festival & Translations Film Festival.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts. South Arts, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit regional arts organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts. Their work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective, through an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and linking the South with the nation and the world through the arts.

GLOBES is a diverse organization of faculty, staff, and administrators whose mission is to advocate for, develop, and nurture UGA’s LGBTQ communities. In partnership with our allies, including students, alumni/ae, and local community members, we strive to educate, to improve the climate on all UGA campuses, and to foster progressive change as we visibly work for social justice, equity, and queer rights at UGA and beyond.

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